New Hampshire NHFN Updates
Stratham, NH 03885
For nearly six decades, the Stuart Farm, with its rolling hills and dairy cows, has been a landmark in Stratham, New Hampshire. I drove up to the farm on a long …
The Monadnock Conservancy and five partner organizations have been awarded more than $1.2 million through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) of USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. The awarded project, ‘Protecting Farmland in New Hampshire’s Monadnock Region,’ will protect nearly 3,000 acres of important farmland in the Monadnock region by 2021. One thousand acres will be conserved through Natural Resources Conservation Service funds; the remaining 1,700 acres will be conserved using a combination of private funds, state grant funding, and donated easements.
When we’re in the depths of winter and the forecast is for more snow, summer can be the last thing on your mind. Farmers, though, are already planning their harvests and some have already opened …
Everyone can use some cheer during this season of short days. Doug and Debby Erb of Springvale Farms and Landaff Creamery in Landaff continue to raise the profile of New Hampshire cheesemakers, with several exciting recent developments. Their Landaff, a semi-firm, Welsh-type cheese, won a silver medal at the World Cheese Championship Contest in Spain last month. And their Kinsman Ridge—a semi-soft, washed-rind cheese–was served at the White House for Thanksgiving.
In her essay titled “About Biscuits” short story writer Laurie Colwin says, “Biscuits are the utility infielder of the culinary world … There is nothing as useful or delicious.” Before the days of boxed mixes, so popular was this dough that cooks kept stashes of the dry ingredients and shortening to which they only needed to add milk or water. In other words, our forefathers made their own Bisquick. Biscuits are most thought of as a small bread, but the dough can be used as a topping for a stew or as a base for fruit as in strawberry short cake. The batter can even be used as the casing for a steamed fruit pudding. And don’t forget them as the perfect hot winter soup accompaniment.